Thanks for the help so far. I was giving up hope on it being an EB and of ever finding info on it.
Thanks desmondo for the pic. a lovely bike. Found the other pics on flickr which will help no one i matching a set of forks. Any chance of a picture of the serial so that I can make an A>B with mine? Would be grateful.
Keith: Realise now I could have been a bit more thorough in my description so here is a bit more on the frame.
There is indeed a chain hanger about 3 1/2 inches up the rear seat stay.
Also the cable guide on the bb is a double, a small brass wheel with two cable grooves.
other side of the bb has a grease hole with screw cap
distance from rear s-stay bridge to end of s-stay is 14"
Drop out width is 120mm
The hangers look as they dont match as mudguard stay locator is in a different place on each. There is also a v. small threaded hole drilled into the bottom of the chain side hanger (would love to know what this is for?).
bb is standard size.
cable eyes and pump pegs on top tube. Also a cable eye on chain stay.
If this is a prewar/40s frame I would guess as you say that the brazed fittings such as the cable guides and chain hanger would have been brazed on at the same time as the early 1950s EB respray.
Weight is 2.5 kg or roughly 5 lbs
All pics here: